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Oops, did I let slip Nokia will be working on a Zune Phone

I think the phrase goes something like this:

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.

I’m not normally a Microsoft fan, hence I love the open source FreeRunner, but I am getting excited about the Zune Phone.  I guess I just like competition for the market leader – so bring it on (oh dear… that sounded rather American).

Having denied it for, well, what seems like a life time it looks like the Zune Phone is well on its way.  So far on its way that Nokia has become involved.

According to Zune Scene, an ‘insider’ has let slip that Nokia is getting involved with the Zune team to produce the hardware.

“The interesting thing about the Nokia Zune partnership is that Nokia does not support Windows Mobile. It appears Microsoft may be developing a two front war against the iPhone, namely Windows based smart phones and more abundant “non-smart” phones.”

Gizmodo has also knocked together a picture here.

4 replies on “Oops, did I let slip Nokia will be working on a Zune Phone”

This probably isn't as mad as it seems – Nokia already uses Microsoft's DRM for its music store, albeit it's not the same as the (newer, but I'm not sure about better) type that Zunes use.

Having said that the Zune is still a US-only product, so us Europeans might need to hang on a bit.

Wow!
I've been trying to get my hands on a Zune for ages; I love the devices. This is brilliant news, quite possibly some of the best I have read in ages!

I just hope that Nokia don't cock it up, and make the Zune look bad, or even just do a Nokia on it! Ahh we'll see…

Samantha.

This maybe the second biggest dud since Moterola put iTunes onto an existing mobile phone design. Sounded like a great idea but was a Frankenstien's monster in practice.

Apple created something totally new and it worked. It looked nothing like an iPod or a phone-as-we-know-it. I do not think that Nokia will be releasing a Zune with a mobile phone chip in it.

This maybe the second biggest dud since Moterola put iTunes onto an existing mobile phone design. Sounded like a great idea but was a Frankenstien's monster in practice.

Apple created something totally new and it worked. It looked nothing like an iPod or a phone-as-we-know-it. I do not think that Nokia will be releasing a Zune with a mobile phone chip in it.

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